Marvel used 2013 San Diego Comic Con to officially announce their GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY film based on comic book series of the same name. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. James Gunn will direct the film set for an August 1, 2014 release. Continue reading for the latest updates.
Update July 31, 2014
Check out this LEGO-ized version of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY trailer. Aaah, “Everything is Awesome!”
Update July 30, 2014
Director James Gunn hopes GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY inspires goodness in others, via a talking raccoon. Click here for the full interview.
Update July 29, 2014
Sci-Fi Icon Zoe Saldana reflects on her weapon training, family ties with Thanos, and the daily five hour makeup process to become Gamora for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Click here for more details.
Update July 28, 2014
In this Q&A provided by Disney, Chris Pratt discusses his transformation to playing comedic sidekicks to becoming a headline star (lord). Click here for the full interview.
Update July 27, 2014
Marvel Studios must have confidence in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – the film comes out this Friday, August 1, 2014, and yesterday at San Diego Comic Con Marvel revealed a sequel is coming in 2017. In a video message delivered to Comic Con’s Hall H audience, director James Gunn and Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star Lord) announced GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 will debut on July 28, 2017.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 27, 2014
Update July 23, 2014
Click here for photos and VIDEO from the red carpet world premiere for Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Update July 21, 2014
A look at Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), just one of the idiots who lives in the Galaxy.
Update July 12, 2014
An assassin with a heart of gold… get the low-down on Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in this GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY video featurette.
Update July 10, 2014
Can’t make it to a Disney Park for the sneak peek of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? Missed the IMAX 3D first look on July 7th? Never fear, we have a special extended look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY right here. Watch the video below to see just what Rocket thinks is so funny.
Update July 1, 2014
Marvel Studios announced a special IMAX 3D First Look at Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY featuring 17 minutes of the film. The sneak peek will be showcased in 150 IMAX theatre locations across North America on July 7 at 7 pm.
Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide and internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen IMAX 3D footage of the James Gunn-directed epic space adventure, which opens in U.S. theatres on August 1.
Commenting on the exclusive footage, director James Gunn says, “We’ve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX 3D format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.”
“IMAX and Marvel fans are some of the most die-hard in the world and we’re excited to offer them this exclusive extended first-look at one of the summer’s hottest upcoming movies in IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “James Gunn’s visionary film in IMAX 3D is going to give our audiences an immersive experience they won’t find anywhere else, and we’re thrilled to get the ball rolling and reward fans early at this unique event.”
Tickets to the July 7 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis through www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy.
Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” IMAX poster.
Update June 21, 2014
Character posters released for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Update June 9, 2014
Director and screenplay writer James Gunn discusses the comic book origins of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and producer Kevin Feige describes why this particular story needed to be brought to the screen. Click here to read the entire piece.
Update May 20, 2014
New trailer released for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – “the fate of 20 billion people is in the hands of these criminals.”
Update May 16, 2014
Full reveal poster released for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, plus a cast chat on May 19th (details after the poster).
Monday, May 19th, the cast of MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will participate in a LIVE Q&A on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy. Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Director James Gunn will discuss the film, answer questions, and reveal the exclusive world premiere of the trailer at 1:00pm EST.
Update February 20, 2014
First “teaser” poster released for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, plus video introductions to each of the Guardians.
Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy
Update February 19, 2014
Full trailer released along with a batch of images for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – take a look and let us know what you think. Is this the next “Star Wars,” or does it look more like “Captain EO” to you?
Update February 18, 2014
First trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY released today, Tuesday, February 18 at 11:35pm on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Meanwhile, USA Today shares new stills from the film shown after the 15 second “teaser” for the trailer.
Update December 21, 2013
Marvel officially announces Vin Diesel will voice the tree-like Groot in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Update September 1, 2013
Marvel announces Academy Award nominated actor Bradley Cooper to voice Rocket Raccoon in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Cooper has previously starred in “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar, “Limitless,” “Place Beyond the Pines” and the “Hangover” trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in “American Hustle” which will reunite him with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will mark Cooper’s first voiceover work.
Original post from July 21, 2013 follows below…
The cast of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was flown in from London to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con.
The cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Continue reading for all the details from Marvel’s press release.
From Marvel Studios press release
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios has started shooting at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. Directed by James Gunn (“Slither,” “Super”) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee; the co-producer is Nik Korda. The film will also shoot at Longcross Studios, and locations in and around London.
The creative team for “Guardians of the Galaxy” includes director of photography Ben Davis, BSC (“Wrath of the Titans”, “Kick-Ass”), production designer Charles Wood (“Thor: The Dark World”), BAFTA-nominated Editor Fred Raskin (“Django Unchained,” “Fast Five”) and Academy Award-winning editor Hughes Winborne, A.C.E. (“The Help,” “Crash”), and Academy Award winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Elizabeth The Golden Age”).
Marvel Studios’ last two releases were Marvel’s The Avengers and Iron Man 3, which are the #3 and #5 highest grossing films of all time and the two highest-grossing films ever released by the Walt Disney Company. The studio’s upcoming release schedule includes Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014.